Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

For another, when they do review and/or develop learning strategies, those strategies don’t always mesh well with business priorities. Learning delivery is important, but strategic alignment between learning and the business should be a key focus.

5 Approaches on How to Identify Skill Gaps at Work

eFront

There will always be what we call ‘skill gaps’ – at any workplace, in any industry. However, for result-driven businesses – where leveraging on employees’ performance is of the utmost importance – skill gaps are the biggest detriment to attaining business goals.

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The Goldilocks Syndrome: And Other Signs that You have Learning Gaps

eLearningMind

In this case, Goldilocks could be used as a metric for learning gaps –along with a few other signs that you have a bear-sized problem. Learners spend more time trying to understand the framework and not enough time focused on the actual material and information they need to know.

The 3 Key Employee Training Reports to Help Prove Value to Your Manager

Melon Learning

Here we discuss the top 3 metrics that can help you along the way in this endeavour. #1 You will be able to find out how well your learners are doing against the learning gaps that you’ve identified prior to the assessment. LMS eLearning Metrics

How Do You Get Leaders to Change?

CLO Magazine

Once the goal for the change is clear, the person must receive some sort of learning support or instruction on how to do the new behavior. Most leaders will agree that they often do not get the kind of attention they need to initiate substantial change. “When a gap has been identified, we expect them to be able to make the shifts on their own. Business leaders live and die by the numbers. ” Learning leaders also must speak the language of the business.

The Goldilocks Syndrome: And Other Signs Your eLearning Content Might Have Gaps

eLearningMind

In this case, Goldilocks could be used as a metric for learning gaps –along with a few other signs that you have a bear-sized problem. This can create learning gaps. That’s when the content doesn’t even scratch the surface of what learners really need to know.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

If you follow my writing — even casually — you know how excited I am about the direction of LMS innovation and its ability to help organizations create business value. What audiences are good targets and what business-related behavior are you trying to change or improve?

Overcome These 6 Common Business Challenges with Workplace Learning

eFront

Because there seem to be a few common business challenges , a few pains in your side, that just keep popping up. And the solution to many business challenges today is workplace learning. The solution to many business challenges today is workplace learning. So what do you do?

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

Strategic LMS vendors differentiate and structure their business on solving specific problems better than the competition and then invest resources trying to find many similar clients that need that exact solution. I see demos, do my own exploration and speak to clients.

How to Build Executive Alliances

CLO Magazine

In my mind, while this had optimized the various organizations — internal departments — it may not have optimized the overall business; all we had was optimized silos. At FedEx it’s a comprehensive look at the people, service and profit side of the business.”.

Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

Continuing education is a big business. Thanks to a surge in learning technology innovation and greater demand for a workforce with proven professional skills , the business of selling continuing education units ( CEUs ) is growing bigger each day. 3) Functional Gap.

How To Predict And Measure The Learnability Of Online Courses

EI Design

As we know, to create a positive ROI on your training spend, the biggest enabling factor is the learning effectiveness or learnability of online courses. Identify the gaps. Provide recommendations on exactly how the identified gap can be bridged.

Train Where it Counts: Turn Work Into Your Main Learning Engine

Pract.us

Shifting the focus from general competency to specific work behaviors and shifting the environment from the classroom to the field will tie learning closer to business results. Most companies have identified important competencies for their businesses.

Increasing your ROI with Video Learning

Your Training Edge

How do you see and define the term success being a training manager? But do you know there is a universal goal for the success? One of the major metrics used to gauge training ROI is total duration or the time period learners spend with your training materials.

Choose Your Words Carefully

CLO Magazine

And those who were successful business people prior to landing in learning and development, sometimes by happy accident. To be sure, some of that is the result of existing relationships with stakeholders on the business side. Speak the Language of Business.

Designing a Learning Budget You Can Defend

CLO Magazine

And learning leaders must design budgets that deliver performance gains while being defensible and justifiable from a business standpoint. Identify and court supportive business stakeholders who can champion your efforts. Don’t wait until budget season to do that.”.

The 5 Tech Developments Changing The LMS

Grovo

Ten years ago, a cutting-edge L&D department looking to train its people would buy or develop a learning management system (LMS), author some first-class SCORM content, and watch the feedback metrics limp in. Today, L&D is narrowing that technological gap.

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Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives

Learnnovators

When there are performance gaps in organizations, there could be several possible reasons: that the performer doesn’t have access to the necessary resources, that the performer isn’t motivated or is motivated to perform in other ways, or that the performer is lacking in particular skills. It is only in the third situation (lack of skills) that a course is needed to bridge the performance gap. Determine that it really is a skill or knowledge gap before you continue.

Big Data for Learning: Practical Applications

Axonify

The answer is, we know it is! Big data cannot only align learning to job performance, but can inform strategic business decisions that have a huge impact on organizational success. What an employee knows directly impacts what he or she does on the job (we call that behavior).

Are You Sure Youre Training People to Do the Right Things

Training Industry

The caller explained that some of their salespeople were doing four times the volume of others. Critical knowledge and skills: What specific skills are essential to doing the job well? They usually can have a metric associated with them. Step Four: Understand the Gaps and Criticality It is now time to zero in on the tasks that have the highest impact on performance. Here are steps to follow: Draft a Gap Analysis – Go task by task.

Why evolving corporate learning isn’t an option

Axonify

A variety of factors, such as technological advances and the characteristics of the 21st century workforce, have coalesced to motivate businesses to modernize corporate learning. Compounding this urgency is the fact that today’s employees need to know more. Here are the results from a recent Axonify survey: Business leaders want…. Help achieving their business objectives. Your employees are not as knowledgeable as the business needs them to be.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

Or do you dismiss them because you assume they’re too self-serving? Bill Cushard is a brilliant business strategist who understands the relationship between learning, software adoption and customer success. Educated customers are the foundation of a successful business.

What the Tech? Top L&D Technology Trends in 2016

ATD Learning Technologies

As I write this post, I can already hear the naysayers: “ Yeah, yeah…we already know about social, mobile, gamification, microlearning, and [insert latest training buzzword here]. We know what we want, but it’s just not that easy to find.

Is Knowledge Transfer Part of Your L&D Strategy?

Bottom-Line Performance

There is a gap in your organization. On one side, you have your business objectives, your subject matter experts and all of the knowledge, skills and content employees need to know to meet your objectives. How do we pass the baton?

We Must Address the Leadership Strategy Mortality Rate

CLO Magazine

If something isn’t done immediately, the business will soon face crippling leadership shortages. Of participating organizations, only 18 percent (2011) and 15 percent (2015) had sufficient bench strength to meet oncoming business demands. Size your leadership capacity gaps.

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CLO Competencies: The Path for Future Learning Leaders

CLO Magazine

That very question was asked in a recent survey by Chief Learning Officer magazine of executives who are members of its Business Intelligence Board. This focus on closing gaps is again rooted in the ability of the future CLO to think strategically. Focusing on defined data and metrics.

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Measuring What Matters

Axonify

Dani and Carol shared their substantial collective wisdom on the relationship between data collection and business outcomes in L&D and what high impact learning organizations are doing right. 82% also incorporate feedback data as they design future development activities, something that organizations at the other levels seldom do. If there is a problem with turnover, L&D should be asking what it can do to address that.

Is Your Team Ready for International Expansion?

OpenSesame

As your organization is growing, the natural course is for you to take your business across the borders, expanding into new markets and exploring new opportunities. As HR leaders of an expanding global organization, you need to know, especially because discerning how knowledgeable your staff is about other cultures, customs and communication norms is vital to a successful entrance into a new region. Do an Initial Assessment.

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5 Tips for being a Productive and Motivated Learner

Your Training Edge

Being a training and development trainer since last many years, I consider my success revolving not just around the learning and performance metrics, but also the people who are being trained and turned into a more productive entity for their respective firms.

The Art of Becoming Your Own Coach

CLO Magazine

It was a tough task, and our evidence was largely anecdotal, which was never quite sufficient in this metrics-driven environment. The journey begins with a single question: Do you have the discipline and self-awareness to take on a task of self-coaching?

Where the LMS is Heading

eLearning 24-7

What I saw and what I do see is a refreshing solution that is still not at mature stage. The level of analytical information will push the learning boundaries: By adding multiple variables into deep learning thus tailoring not just a better personalized learning experience but one that generates metrics that backs it. On the other hand it will do something else, expand the gap of info on behalf of the system. And therein lies the gap. Hence widening of the gap.

ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

eLearning 24-7

The book will cover everything you need to know for LMSs including administration, pre/post implementation, committees and much more. The usual authoring tool players – over 120 in the space, why am I seeing the usual folks in attendance – I mean good for them, but it reinforces the gap that I see happening in the sector; LMS vendors – Hello – is anyone there? This works so much better than having to try to hunt down someone who may or may not know.

This is what 100 L&D Professionals think

Learning Cafe

However we think that a bit of this optimism is misplaced as we find a distinct difference in how L&D currently perceives its role and how the business perceives the purpose of L&D. 93% said there was a skill gap in L&D (61% – small, 32% – big gap).

What Is E-Learning Today?

looop

These just aren’t useful terminologies for L&D managers and leaders when talking with their businesses about actual performance gaps and real capability issues. They want to know how to do things, not some academic or anecdotal version of the answer.

How to Get What You Want from Vendors

CLO Magazine

CLOs and learning leaders who have strong relationships with learning technology vendors know, when substantial learning technology investments are at the center of the conversation, honest and thorough discussions are vital. Kuzel: How do course corrections work?

The Talent Landscape Is Changing. Are You?

CLO Magazine

Now more than ever, employees want to know organizations will invest in them, and they will walk away from one opportunity for another if they don’t. An ability to synthesize metrics and other analytics will increasingly be necessary as well.

Extended Enterprise Learning Takes Center Stage

Talented Learning

We also considered business models, target customers, documented use cases and product differentiators in multiple categories: functionality, technology, system setup, ongoing support and pricing/license models. Now it is a business necessity. 3) Business Process Improvement.